Physical and Mental Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

September 8, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Part of independent living is keeping healthy and fit as you age. So, the benefits of gardening for senior citizens are many, varied and enjoyable. As an added bonus too, you get something for the end result that’s beautiful or edible. Gardening also helps to increase not only mobility and flexibility, but the physical activity Read more

5 Summer Skin Care Tips for Seniors

August 22, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Protecting your skin from the sun when you’re older just makes sense. This is because your skin is more fragile, thinner and more vulnerable to damage from the sun with aging. Also, since you are older now, your skin no longer has the ability to rejuvenate after being exposed to the sun for long periods Read more

Stay Hydrated this Summer with Infused Waters

August 18, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Stay Hydrated this Summer with Infused Waters Staying well hydrated is important as we age because not drinking enough fluids can cause real consequences. So part of independent living is making sure that this need is being taken care of because otherwise you could end up hospitalized. Furthermore, the mechanisms which tell your body that Read more

How to Cope with the Summer Heat?

August 11, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Older adult bodies are more prone to overheating because their bodies don’t adjust well to high temperatures. Senior are also more likely to become dehydrated. Medical conditions which are chronic as well as different medications additionally can affect how a senior will react to hot temperatures. Too, it’s good to know what the signs of Read more

The Benefits of Dancing for Seniors

July 28, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Without a doubt music brings people together. Whether it’s singing, playing, or dancing to it, music is usually a social and creative act. This of course has a positive impact for the body and soul; but right now, we’re going to focus on the benefits that dancing brings to seniors. These are some of the Read more

Senior Living & Dating: What You Need to Know

July 19, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Going out and dating is usually something we associate with young adults, but don’t let that misconception stop you from getting to know interesting people or a possible life partner. Independent living is great – it allows you to be yourself and go with your flow. However, it is completely natural to feel the need Read more

Best Tips for Senior Travellers

July 5, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Senior years and lifestyle are very much about enjoying oneself. They don’t have to be the clichéd image of an older person isolated from the world. A lot of seniors become frequent travellers because they usually have time, resources, and let’s face it… travelling is great. For a lot of seniors, travelling is also an Read more

The Benefits of Animal Companionship for the Elderly

June 27, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Seniors and pets are a great match. As satisfactory as independent living is, there are times when it can get a little lonely; and seniors, like all people, have a lot to give. Having animal companionship around the house is beneficial for the owner and the pet itself. If you’ve ever loved a pet, you Read more

Can Psychotherapy Aid the Elderly?

May 25, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

Views on mental health and wellbeing have come a long way. Sure, there’s still a lot of room for their improvement, but society in general it’s becoming more and more aware of the need to treat their emotional afflictions like they would their physical ones. It’s only logical. Would you just wait for an open Read more

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep for Seniors.

May 18, 2016 Julia Chubarov Comments

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on is that a good night’s sleep is essential for our mental and physical health. This is particularly true for seniors since, as we age, sleep patterns can get easily altered. It’s not uncommon for seniors to wake up multiple times during the night, or to wake up Read more